Skip to main content

Edinburgh South Side District Plan: general papers, 1962-1985

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/C

Scope and Contents

Edinburgh South Side District Plan: general papers consists of:

  1. papers and correspondence, (1973-1980)
  2. reports, (1973-1980)
  3. photographs, (c1973)
  4. plans, (1973-1974)


  • Creation: 1962-1985


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

1 box and 1 plan box

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Biographical / Historical

In the early 1970s, local authorities moved towards city development plans that were compiled from local plans of specific areas. Conservation, as well as redevelopment, was by this time high on the agenda. The South Side locality of Edinburgh, designated by the local authority in 1972, contained much of the land involved in the University Comprehensive Development Area (CDA). This CDA scheme was stagnant by 1970 and officially extinct in 1975.

Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates were commissioned by the City of Edinburgh to prepare the South Side Local Plan, reporting on housing quality, residency and population, commercial uses and buildings of architectural interest (1973-1975). Johnson-Marshall was also required to report to the University Development Committee on the progress of the South Side Local Plan and its implications for the University of Edinburgh.


From the undefined: 3 metres

Physical Description

1 box and 1 plan box

Archivist's Note


Higgins, Sarah 23 June 2003

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379